Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Notice the Detail


Notice the Detail, Terry Nelson, 2010
8' x 8" acrylic on canvas

I just painted this yesterday. 
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12 comments:

Adrienne said...

Ummmmm - is that Father Z?

























Only kidding.


Really, Terry - both of these painting are wonderful...

Terry Nelson said...

Thanks Adrienne.

Tara said...

I love the painting--it IS Father Z I'm sure :)

Tom in Vegas said...

Now I can't remember if this is Fr.Longenecker's pic or a pic of Fr. Z I saw on Fr. Longenecker's blog. Regardless of which one it is, I am familiar with the original pic, and I must say, Terry, that (AGAIN) you've done an extraordinary job. I only hope to be one-tenth as good as you are.

I have many acrylic paints at the ready, but I'm still a novice in this medium. I had hoped to become more proficient with oil paints before tackling acrylics simply because I love the medium itself, and it's also what many refer to as the "classical medium." But after watching both of your latest works, I'm just inspired to draw!

I hope you don't pass my honest evaluation of your work as mere flattery.

Terry Nelson said...

Tom - I'll take flattery - kidding - I can't. But I appreciate your encouraging words.

Thanks Tara.

3puddytats said...

Paintings such as these are always very thought -provoking for me...is he going towards the city, or leaving and taking a one last look. A new beginning or a fond (or not so fond) past?? Is he facing this experierence with joy or regret?? It seems to me a green spring day, yet there are thunderclouds in the sky...a bit of uncertainty?? But enough of a blue sky to offer hope..

Thanks for sharing Terry...

Sara

Vincenzo said...

That's an amazing painting Terry.
Very interesting analysis Sara.

Terry Nelson said...

Thanks Vincenzo.

Sara - you are astonishingly intuitive, and more articulate with words than I know how to be... Thanks.

Paul Stilwell said...

He's going towards the city of man to prophesize and call down fire and plague on the willfully unrepentant.

Terry Nelson said...

That too Paul.

Father Christensen said...

Very nice. Reminds me of how I would like to dress...

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

This reminds me of George Bernanos Diary of a Country Priest and another book about a priest but I've forgotten the title.